So there is a difference between training and competition. Competition is meant to test and training is meant to, well, train (i.e. safely and effectively build capacities over broad domains). Looking at some of the Games WODs instantly sparks a passion for doing some, if not all of them. Realize that these WODs are tests of capacity. They will tear you down. That being said, it's good to try them (don't get your hopes up for a killer kage) but stick to the game plan when training for them.
Complete a significant warm up prior to the first attempted single